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Bacon & BrieMac & Cheese

Difficulty 3/5
Prep time 1 hr

Cook time 15 mins
Serves 8-12

Hardwood Oak

Grown up mac n’ cheese is smoky & rich. Let the savory bacon, jalapeño, & French cheese introduce your taste buds to a flavor that will never be achieved with boxed pasta.


16 oz Penne Pasta, cooked

24 oz Brie Cheese

1 lb bacon, cooked

2 cups Mozzarella, shredded

1 cup Cheddar, shredded

2 jalapeños, finely diced

1 tbsp onion powder

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tbsp salt

1 tsp white pepper

32 oz whole milk

2 tbsp corn starch

1/4 cup cold water


In a double boiler, heat the milk until hot, then whisk in the onion, garlic powder, brie, cheddar, and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. 

Once cheese is fully incorporated, add the jalapeños, salt and pepper.

Make a slurry with the corn starch and water, then add it to the sauce to thicken. Lastly, add the cooked bacon and penne.

Place the mac and cheese in a greased, cast iron pan and top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.

When ready to cook, start your Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 350 °F and preheat, lid closed (10 to 15 minutes).

Place the pan of mac on the Traeger and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden and bubbly. Serve, enjoy!




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